Top5 Most Popular Cities That American Will Go There
If you are American, which cities you can be the dreamy place to go? Here are 5 popular cities in American's eyes. They are famous for the stunning environment, beautiful landscape and good social order, these factors are the answers why they become the favorite cities.
The upstate New York city staged a huge upset this year, in part by scoring very well in one category: people think it’s been wildly underrated. Indeed, Buffalo impressed readers with everything from its affordability to its surprising, high-end dining. Go to whiskey-infused steakhouse Marble and Rye, or chef Adam Goetz’s Craving, which is lauded for inventive dishes like short ribs braised in root beer. As of this summer, the hot place to stay will be the 68-room Curtiss Hotel, in a 1913 building, which will offer the city’s first all-weather “urban hot springs.” One category where Buffalo still has room to impress readers? Its weather.
History, friendly locals, and an all-you-can-eat attitude made readers love this Texas city for more than just the Alamo. One of the city’s hot zones continues to be the Pearl, the former brewery that has turned into a complex of restaurants and bars. You can even sleep there, too, thanks to the 146-room Hotel Emma, named after the woman who ran Pearl for decades (and during Prohibition). Don’t miss the chance to eat some of the city’s best carnivore fare, like The Granary, where the brisket, sausage and ribs are served “market-style” with white bread and pickles.
The Rhode Island capital woos travelers with hip locals, walkable streets and charming public spaces. But the city closes the deal with its wealth of edible specialties, like grilled pizza at Al Forno or Bacaro, and the java laced with sweet coffee milk (Rhode Island’s official state drink). For pastries, go to one of the three branches of Seven Stars Bakery. Providence also ranked highly for food trucks, including what could be the nation’s first restaurant on wheels (Haven Bros., which started in 1916) and newcomer MootzaDeli, offering cheesy signature sandwiches layered with prosciutto, mozzarella, olive spread, and pesto.
Travelers clearly love a waterfront view, and this Virginia city—sitting on both the Elizabeth River and Chesapeake Bay—is loaded with them. That relaxed setting perhaps helped Norfolk get its nearly perfect score for festivals, like June’s Virginia Beer Festival, July’s Ocean View Crab & Seafood Fest, and the Mid-Summer Fantasy Festival, with its playfully edgy take on summer Shakespeare. Norfolk also rated well for museums, like The Chrysler Museum of Art, home to one of the best glass-art collections in the nation. The locals ranked as being very polite, too.
Music City was a no-brainer to win gold in the overall music category, and also scored nearly perfect scores for two related categories: concerts and bars. You can combine the two at Acme Feed & Seed, The 5 Spot, or the classics along Lower Broadway, like Robert’s Western World (a pioneer in the city’s longtime high standings for dive bars). Stop by Third Man Records, the studio and store owned by the White Stripes’ Jack White, which hosts a number of in-store performances. Meanwhile, one of readers’ favorite things to eat in Nashville was a sandwich—namely, the Hot Chicken served at spots like Hattie B’s or Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack.